Friday, June 1, 2012
Senate and House negotiators agreed on a bill that retained the House's "loser pays" provision if a claimant turns down an early offer after requesting it:
A claimant who rejects an early offer and who does not prevail in an action for medical injury against the medical provider by being awarded at least 125 percent of the early offer amount, shall be responsible for paying the medical care provider's reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred in the proceedings under this chapter.
Both houses are expected to pass it next week and then it will go to the governor. The Union Leader has details.